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Thread: treasure chests: gold or xp?
night_on_earth
night_on_earth


Hired Hero
posted March 24, 2003 07:08 AM

treasure chests: gold or xp?

Sorry if this is old stuff, but even google has not found a related thread.

I think one of the most crucial decisions is between gold and xp, when you open a treasure chest, especially early in the game. On the one hand, you need to build your town and buy troops, and would therefore opt for the gold, on the other hand every advancement of your heroes helps taking mines and resources earlier. Of course, map size, difficulty level and the amount of resources and mines heavily influence the decision.
Maybe somtimes it is even worth considering to advance your secondary heroes early by xp gained by treasure chests to profit from nobility/estates/mining or from scouting/stealth in  a long run.
What are your thoughts and experiences, especially for multiplayer games?

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EmperorSly
EmperorSly


Known Hero
Destroyer of Liver
posted March 25, 2003 03:55 AM

no rules but one

seems you answered your own question perfectly -- it depends on situation. which is a totally useless info unfortunately. yet i normally stick to one rule of thumb -- if the strategy includes building a thief (and whenever possible, it should. especially in multi), then only exp should be taken from boxes, and thief must be the guy taking it. if you can develop the thief fast enough, all resources on map will be yours, and you get the gold you spent on training the thief back more than tenfold. ok, you get it back weeks later, but still, at very good interest rate
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Sargoth
Sargoth


Hired Hero
posted March 27, 2003 02:38 PM

exp. always. just an old habit. :-)
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Agent00BLeRD
Agent00BLeRD


Adventuring Hero
posted March 28, 2003 12:31 PM

I really just look at my gold pile when I encounter a chest. If I'm running low and an extra 1-2k gold would be helpful, it's gold. Otherwise, it's exp.

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dale
dale


Known Hero
posted March 28, 2003 01:27 PM

As others have said, it depends on the situation.  When it is not clear that you need cash or that you need experience, I cash in the lowest value chests and take the XP in the rest (the ratio of $ to XP improves as the value of the chest increases).
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stargazer
stargazer


Famous Hero
hero of order and life
posted March 28, 2003 01:43 PM

it depeneds on 3 basic things
your town your hero and the difficulting setting
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terje_the_mad_wizard


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Supreme Hero
Disciple of Herodotus
posted April 01, 2003 02:24 AM

If it's 1000 or 1500 XP, I choose that, but if it's only 500, I go for the gold.

Also, later in the game (if it's a large map), when (or if) my heroes are like lvl 30, i go for the gold, even though I then usually have more than enough gold.
At times like this (above), I prefer to hire a third hero, if I don't already have one, and let him/her take the XP.

Like you all said, it depends on the situation.
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GhostDragon
GhostDragon


Known Hero
Dragon God
posted April 11, 2003 11:59 AM

SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

low on gold... go exp

high on gold...go gold
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GhostDragon
GhostDragon


Known Hero
Dragon God
posted April 11, 2003 12:01 PM

Quote:
SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

low on gold... go exp

high on gold...go gold


For the amount of gold in the chest I mean
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TARGAN
TARGAN


Known Hero
posted April 11, 2003 12:57 PM

Quote:
Quote:
SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

low on gold... go exp

high on gold...go gold


actually i do it the other way

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SHADOWXIII
SHADOWXIII

Tavern Dweller
posted April 11, 2003 05:48 PM

If I'm not run out of money I'm taking EXP, even if there is only 500
If I'm run out of money I'm taking money
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lord_crusader
lord_crusader


Promising
Supreme Hero
UHU!! supreme!
posted April 11, 2003 10:36 PM

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

low on gold... go exp

high on gold...go gold


actually i do it the other way


Yes if I'm low in money(total) go for money
If I have money go for exp
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Medusa
Medusa


Famous Hero
Yeah, right
posted April 14, 2003 01:58 PM

I almost always take exp, but if i have a real prob with gold, i take gold. But if i am to choose between 500 exp and gold- i don't take the exp
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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted April 14, 2003 05:02 PM

Nah, take exp. Always. Even if you need 100,000 to reach the next level.
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Saruman
Saruman


Famous Hero
On academic leave
posted April 14, 2003 05:38 PM

GOLD!!! MORE GOLD!!! I MUST HAVE MORE!!!!!!!!

Actually if I have more than 40000 gold in HOMM4 it's XP, if I have more than 60000 gold in HOMM3 it's XP, if I have over 50000 gold in HOMM2 its XP, and if I have over 50000 gold in HOMM (Which has never happened in the total 8 times I've played it), it's XP.

Is that a good enough answer?
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Planeswalker
Planeswalker


Famous Hero
Chaotic Good
posted April 15, 2003 07:22 AM

If you have f.ex. a high level of nobility and a lot of creatures to buy, go for the GOLD since fighting other armies is the best way to get exp-points!
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PipBoyx
PipBoyx

Tavern Dweller
posted April 16, 2003 03:06 AM

MP or SP?

MP, almost always(90%) gold excpet later stages in the game.

For preserve, a druid hero gets first two chest and always go for XP, 2 to get advanced natural magic in case first one is a 500XP chest.

SP, do what you want, I say first gold then XP starting from week 3.
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